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Inspiring Stories from Plano

The heart of our mission at VoyageDallas is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars of Plano and surrounding areas below.

Greg Keathley

I started out drawing comics as a kid. I maintained a passion for art and creativity all throughout school and in college switched from the fine arts to graphic design. I moved to Dallas nine years ago and started my career as a designer. I worked my way up from small agencies, to large corporations. Read more>>

Alex Nicole McConnell

When I was little, some of my greatest memories were when I was watching a movie, or a TV show with my parents or with friends or my grandma & grandpa or my great aunt. From a young age, I was always performing. I loved to dance around my room, sing at the top of my lungs until my parents couldn’t take it, or put on tiny productions, do funny little webcam videos, and pretend to be a talk show host. Read more>>

Heather and Tim Kostka

We got our start quite expectedly! After seven years of moving all over the country, we finally decided to settle here in the Dallas area, and after seven years, we decided to plant roots and build a home in the burbs just north of Dallas. To celebrate, Tim was building me the farmhouse table of my dreams in the driveway. A sweet neighbor took notice and started inquiring if he sold these tables. Read more>>

Abi Matesun

A friend, a model at the time gifted me a camera in the year 2000. I took this camera and played with it and realized over time that my images were different. Where I developed my films, the staff said he always looked forward to my work. He advised I take my work to one of the colleges and talk one of the Professors, so I did. Read more>>

Hunter Rutledge

Around four years ago when I was in the 8th grade, I picked up a camera for the first time to take pictures for my sister’s senior prom. Ever since then I was fascinated with everything photography. I took a camera everywhere with me from that point on, whether it was a DSLR or a Phone camera. Read more>>

Frank Nguyen

Back in 2005, I moved to Sacramento, California, where I received my Business degree from the California State Universe in Sacramento. As a part-time job, I learned how to make sushi. After graduation, I continued working in Japanese and sushi restaurants in the Sacramento area. Read more>>

Ajay Sharma

I started my juice bar by accident, I was in the Marine Corps and deployed many times. I would eat meals ready to eat (MRE) which are highly processed; in other words, not good for you. Soon I realized that I was in great shape, but I had no energy, and I wasn’t truly healthy. Read more>>

Edwardian Taylor

I’ve always loved to draw, and I guess since an early age had shown an aptitude for art. Through grade school and high school, I was very active in art shows, competitions, and advanced art classes. In 2004, I eventually graduated with my undergraduate degrees at the University of North Texas. I was a double major in Drawing & Painting and Psychology. Read more>>

Elizabeth James

About 18 years ago after having a little health skirmish myself, I began realizing that so much of what pharmacists (and nearly all health professionals) have been taught about medicine is spoon fed to us by the drug industry. After all, if you’re going to feed someone information that you want them to regurgitate later, why give information about “the dark side” of common drugs and drug classes? Read more>>

Danielle Grubb

I always had a fascination with sound from a young age. My parents got me a YakBak that I was obsessed with. Later on, I took my dad’s karaoke machine and rerouted it to the computer, creating an audio interface. On those old Windows programs, there was a sound recorder – You could only record for like a minute or something like that… Either way, I recorded everything that I could. I threw cables from room to room to record our piano. Read more>>

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